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ABoVE: Study Domain and Standard Reference Grids

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Data setABoVE: Study Domain and Standard Reference Grids
Release date2017-01-12
ProjectArctic-Boreal Vulnerability Experiment
Time Period2014-01-01 to 2021-12-31


The Arctic - Boreal Vulnerability Experiment (ABoVE) has developed two standardized spatial data products to expedite coordination of research activities and to facilitate data interoperability. First, the ABoVE Study Domain encompasses the Arctic and boreal regions of Alaska, USA, and the western provinces of Canada, North America. Core and Extended study regions have been designated within this Domain and are provided in both a vector representation (Shapefile) and a raster representation (GeoTIFF at 1,000-meter pixel resolution). Second, a Standard Reference Grid System has been developed to cover the entire Study Domain and also extends to the eastern portion of North America. This Reference Grid is provided as a nested pair of polygon grids at scales of 240- and 30-meter spatial resolution. A shapefile is provided for each grid. Note that the designated standard projection for the all ABoVE products is the Canadian Albers Equal Area projection.


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Loboda, T.V., E.E. Hoy, and M.L. Carroll. 2017. ABoVE: Study Domain and Standard Reference Grids. ORNL DAAC, Oak Ridge, Tennessee, USA.
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Arctic-Boreal Vulnerability Experiment: The Arctic-Boreal Vulnerability Experiment (ABoVE) is a NASA Terrestrial Ecology Program field campaign that will take place in Alaska and western Canada between 2016 and 2021. Climate change in the Arctic and Boreal region is unfolding faster than anywhere else on Earth. ABoVE seeks a better understanding of the vulnerability and resilience of ecosystems and society to this changing environment.

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Data File (Granule)File SizeDatesLatitudeLongitude 30.2 KB 2014-01-01 - 2021-12-31 82.48N To 34.06N16.79W To 177.47W
ABoVE_Study_Domain.tif 448.5 KB 2014-01-01 - 2021-12-31 81.61N To 39.42N66.92W To 176.12W 557.3 KB 2014-01-01 - 2021-12-31 81.61N To 39.42N66.92W To 176.12E

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